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2018 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference Competitions

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing

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2018 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference Competitions

University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music / Northern Kentucky University
March 6-11, 2018
Paul Forsyth — Competition Committee Chair
Chris Creviston — Composition Competition Chair

2018 NASA High School Solo Competition, March 10, 2018
2018 NASA High School Jazz Competition, March 10, 2018
2018 NASA Quartet Competition, March 6-8, 2018
2018 NASA Collegiate Solo Competition, March 7-8, 2018
2018 NASA Collegiate Jazz Competition, March 7-10, 2018

All contestants* must be current members of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) as of March 6, 2018.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact regarding the performance competitions or for the composition competition.

Composition Competition Winner

Congratulations to composer Kyle Landry! His saxophone quartet entitled Aeolian Harp was selected as winner of the 2017-18 NASA Composition Competition.

The piece will be performed by the VIRIDIAN QUARTET as a part of the Competition Winners' Concert at the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference, being held at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music from March 8-11.

Composition Contest Adjudicators
Stacy Garrop
Erin Rogers
Carl Schimmel
Mark Lanz Weiser
Christopher Creviston

Competition Semi-Finalists

Semi-Finalists may view the repertoire lists for Hannah Creviston and Casey Dierlam.

Collegiate Solo Competition

Congratulations to the Collegiate Solo Semifinalists and ALL who competed in the NASA Collegiate Solo Competition! We had a record number of entrants this year — 148! Listed below are the entrants who have been selected as semifinalists:

  • Caleb Carpenter
  • Charles Chadwell
  • Harrison Clarke
  • Joseph Connor
  • Colin Crake
  • Richard Firestone
  • Salvador Flores
  • Daniel Kim
  • Charles Lilley
  • Jordan Lulloff
  • Aidan Manaligod
  • Jared Marble
  • Patrick Olmos
  • Wilson Poffenberger
  • Walt Puyear
  • Brandon Quarles
  • Nicki Roman
  • Nathan Salazar
  • Chance Stine
  • Jack Thorpe
  • Julian Velasco
  • Dylan Ward
  • Anthony Wyatt
  • Tyler Young
  • Jiaqi Zhao

Jazz Competition

  • Thomas Avella
  • Jim Buennig
  • Jonah Cabral
  • Nicola Caminiti
  • Kirby Davis
  • Jimmy Farace
  • Dougan Smith

Quartet Competition

Congratulations to the NASA Quartet Semifinalists and ALL who competed in the NASA Quartet Competition! Listed below are the entrants who have been selected as semifinalists:

  • Anabru Quartet
  • Athena Quartet
  • Eleventh Hour
  • Elysian Quartet
  • Ignis Quartet
  • Kairos
  • Kynetik
  • Leaq
  • Lyon
  • ~Nois
  • Parea Quartet
  • Rhine Saxophone Quartet
  • Sapphirus Quartet
  • Seyon Quartet
  • Soma Quartet
  • Southpaw Quartet
  • Spectra Quartet
  • Volta Quartet
  • Zenith Saxophone Quartet
  • Zula

High School Solo Competition

Congratulations to the High School Solo Semifinalists and ALL who competed in the NASA High School Competition! Listed below are the entrants who have been selected as finalists:

  • Eric Domanico
  • Benjamin Eidson
  • Anna Fitzgerald
  • Christopher Hunley
  • Ryun Hahn
  • Veronica Leahy
  • Gloria Lee
  • Bailey Liu
  • Jordan Savage
  • Kyle Soliz
  • Kevin Tan
  • Caleb Woo

Deadlines and Guidelines

Applicants for the Composition Competition do not have to be NASA members.

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